Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the series is at its core a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences. Slavery in America via the Prison Industrial Complex, Food Insecurity, Xenophobia, Immigration, Climate Change, Sexual Orientation, Gender Equality, Fascism and the return of the Demagogue.
The first release in the trilogy, Ruler Rebel, vividly depicts Adjuah's new vision and sound - revealing Adjuah to the listener in a way never heard before via a completely new production methodology that Stretches Trap Music with West African and New Orleanian Afro-Native American styles.
Ruler Rebel is set for pre-order on 2/17/17, to coincide with the first annual Stretch Music Festival at Harlem Stage. The Stretch Music Festival, created and curated by Adjuah, explores the boundaries of Stretch, Jazz, Trap, and Alternative Rock with some of music's most poised and fiery rising stars. The festival consists of five days of events, culminating with concerts on February 17th and 18th at Harlem Stage with performances by Butcher Brown, Braxton Cook, Venus, The Bridge Trio, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, and Matthew Stevens.
NPR raves "Christian Scott ushers in new era of jazz." He has been heralded by JazzTimes magazine as "Jazz's young style God" and "the Architect of a new commercially viable fusion." In 2016 Adjuah won JAZZFM's Innovator/Innovation of the year honor along with the Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Composer to go along with his many wins for Rising Star Trumpet. Christian is the progenitor of Stretch Music a genre blind musical form that stretches the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions of Jazz to encompass many musical forms, languages, thought processes and cultures.
The release will be accompanied by Adjuah's award-winning Stretch Music App - The first Interactive media player of its kind, refitted for The Centennial Trilogy.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Trumpet, Siren, Sirenette, Reverse Flugelhorn, SPD-SX, Sampling, Sonic Architecture
Elena Pinderhughes - Flute
Lawrence Fields - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Luques Curtis - Bass
Kris Funn - Bass
Joshua Crumbly - Bass
Cliff Hines - Guitar
Corey Fonville - Drums, SPD-SX
Joe Dyson Jr. - Pan African Drums, SPD-SX
Weedie Braimah - Djembe, Bata, Congas
Chief Shaka Shaka - Dununba, Sangban, Kenikeni